Agricultural and Rural Services
Cheffins’ Rural Professional team acts for landowners, farmers and managers both nationally and regionally, providing professional advice on all aspects of farming, energy, rural and agri-businesss activity.
Our Farm Agency team advise on buying and selling land; letting and managing agricultural properties as well as dealing with rent reviews, tenancies, valuations and advising on compensation claims.
Farm Business Consultancy
Cheffins’ Rural Professionals offer a full range of farm business consultancy services from business appraisals, budgeting and strategic business planning to day to day administration and farm management.
Cheffins has experience and expertise in setting up and managing all types of farming arrangements. We offer consultancy advice on Agriculutural Holdings Act legislation, Farm Business Tenancies, Contract Farming Agreements, Cropping Licences and other joint ventures.
Land & Farms Agency
Cheffins’ Land & Farms Agency team has extensive experience in buying and selling land and farms across the Eastern region for farmer-buyers, investors and lifestyle-purchasers. For those purchasing land as an investment, we can offer a full management advisory service both prior and post sale.
Cheffins’ RICS qualified valuers provide valuations and advice for the purposes of capital tax planning, insurance, inheritance tax, business restructuring, purchases, rental agreements and bank lending.
Subsidies & Schemes
Basic Payment Scheme
Our Rural Professional team is experienced in EU legislation and has extensive practical knowledge of the Basic Payment Scheme. We are expert at implementing and managing the schemes to their full potential and expediting payment on behalf of our clients.
Countryside Stewardship and Rural Grant Funding
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme was introduced in 2016 as a replacement for Entry and Higher Level Stewardship. The CSS is competitive and the extensive knowledge and experience of our Rural Professional team ensures the best chance of a successful application for our clients.
There are also a number of rural grant schemes available to farmers and landowners who are seeking to diversify their farm business or make improvements. Our close working relationship with Local Enterprise Partnerships, LEADER Groups and the Rural Payments Agency ensures our clients can maximise these opportunities.
We provide farmers and landowners with independent, impartial advice on renewable energy projects and the emerging opportunities for energy storage facilities. We work closely with indpendant consultants to undertake site feasibility studies and advise if the grid connection rights for the technology most suitable for your site are compatible with prevailing market conditions ensuring that you select the most advantageous renewable energy scheme.
Planning & Development
Cheffins Planning and Development team advise farmers and land owners to identify the best sites for planning opportunities. We aim to deliver the most cost-effective, viable and profitable solution for projects against a background of planning opportunities that have opened up recently for conversion of agricultural buildings and promotion of strategic land.
We advise clients on the most appropriate development agreements including Options, Promotion Agreements, Conditional Contracts or Joint Ventures depending on the individual circumstances of each scheme.
We also provide advice on occupancy conditions on ancillary residential properties to enable the sale or occupation of secondary dwellings where such restrictions no longer serve any useful planning purpose.
Cheffins Estate Management team offer a full consultancy and advisory service from strategic reviews to practical management services to maximise the financial capacity of the estate. Working for private individuals, charities, colleges, trusts and institutions, we deliver the best solutions to achieve the personal and business objectives of each respective client.
Accurate mapping is critical to a number of land and property transactions. Cheffins’ Rural Professional team is trained to use modern OS mapping technology to produce a range of maps tailerd to clients' specific requirements.